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Mach 1 Suspension build with questions

Gibs

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So with the Mach having 100K plus on it, we have decided to go ahead and rebuild the suspension. The car already has MM C/C plates installed. I am not going through AM Muscle, just used them as links for the items I am planning to get.

Build list:
H&R Supersport springs ( http://www.americanmuscle.com/h-r-sport-springs-96-04.html )- Bought already
Steeda Bumpsteer Kit ( http://www.americanmuscle.com/stbukit94b.html )
Steeda Ball Joints ( http://www.americanmuscle.com/stx2bajokit.html )
MOOG Inner Tie Rods ( http://www.americanmuscle.com/moog-inner-tierod-9404.html )
Tokico D Spec Shocks and struts ( http://www.americanmuscle.com/tokico-dspec-shockstrut-9404.html ) Possibly overkill. Any lower end suggestions?

This brings me to Bushings. Which ones are better? To me they are all just pieces of rubber/plastic or whatever. Any insight to which would be best would be appreciated.

Energy Suspension ( http://www.energysuspensionparts.com/proddetail.asp?prod=4.18121 )
Prothane Suspension ( http://www.prothanesuspensionparts.com/proddetail.asp?prod=62025 )

Is there anything that I am missing? I am going to buy these piece by piece and then do a weekend install at one time. If there are better products than the ones I am putting on here, please point me in the right direction. This is not going to be a track car or anything. I want to make sure I don't have to mess with it again for years to come. This is the wires Daily Driver. Thanks in advance for input.

Rims are 18x9 FR500's.

Goal: stance like this one:




Gibs
 

IgottaV8

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I will have to double check, but I believe that prothane uses a harder compund than energy suspension. So its up to you what you want.
 

'03snkbt

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So with the Mach having 100K plus on it, we have decided to go ahead and rebuild the suspension. The car already has MM C/C plates installed. I am not going through AM Muscle, just used them as links for the items I am planning to get.

Build list:
H&R Supersport springs ( http://www.americanmuscle.com/h-r-sport-springs-96-04.html )- Bought already
Steeda Bumpsteer Kit ( http://www.americanmuscle.com/stbukit94b.html )
Steeda Ball Joints ( http://www.americanmuscle.com/stx2bajokit.html )
MOOG Inner Tie Rods ( http://www.americanmuscle.com/moog-inner-tierod-9404.html )
Tokico D Spec Shocks and struts ( http://www.americanmuscle.com/tokico-dspec-shockstrut-9404.html ) Possibly overkill. Any lower end suggestions?

This brings me to Bushings. Which ones are better? To me they are all just pieces of rubber/plastic or whatever. Any insight to which would be best would be appreciated.

Energy Suspension ( http://www.energysuspensionparts.com/proddetail.asp?prod=4.18121 )
Prothane Suspension ( http://www.prothanesuspensionparts.com/proddetail.asp?prod=62025 )

Is there anything that I am missing? I am going to buy these piece by piece and then do a weekend install at one time. If there are better products than the ones I am putting on here, please point me in the right direction. This is not going to be a track car or anything. I want to make sure I don't have to mess with it again for years to come. This is the wires Daily Driver. Thanks in advance for input.

Rims are 18x9 FR500's.

Gibs
well, after the read, sounds like you're on the right track. good parts list!
as far as the Tokico's---pull the trigger! bought a set, but ended selling to a buddy of mine (found a GREAT deal on some QA1 coilovers). we installed on his SRA cobra and they're NICE....
 
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